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favorite 74
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Mardi Gras: Parade of Nor.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
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by Unknown
movies
eye 179,894
favorite 22
comment 7
Two unhappy-looking dogs, sporting an American flag, pull a dog cart and its juvenile cargo.
favoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Dogs, Transportation: Dog carts, Children
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movies
eye 171,657
favorite 126
comment 7
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters, Amateur Film
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movies
eye 103,504
favorite 18
comment 4
Activities at the newly opened Beany's drive-through fast food restaurant, Long Beach, California, 1952 or 1953.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, fast food, restaurants, food, car culture, automobiles,...
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movies
eye 57,887
favorite 100
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome. (partially on 4156_HM_Medicus_collection_New_York_Worlds_Fair_1939-40_Reel_6)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 47,420
favorite 60
comment 2
Evocative silent Kodachrome compendium of San Francisco scenes just before the U.S. entered World War II, concentrating on aerials, Chinatown, Market Street, and transportation scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Weirton Steel Company
movies
eye 34,703
favorite 40
comment 6
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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movies
eye 32,704
favorite 63
comment 15
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. This footage is on 0692_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_1_12_01_09_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 30,884
favorite 40
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 30,151
favorite 69
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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movies
eye 28,816
favorite 77
comment 7
Amateur film made in Manhattan, New York City during World War II, showing a Greenwich Village street art exhibition, springtime at Coney Island, and Greenwich Village stilled by a snowstorm.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, New York City: History, Weather: Blizzards
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movies
eye 27,899
favorite 70
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome. From 0165_HM_Medicus_collection_New_York_Worlds_Fair_1939-40_Reel_4_06_00_39_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
movies
eye 27,607
favorite 117
comment 1
Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by Unknown
movies
eye 26,178
favorite 11
comment 5
Bohemian Club members relax and line up for a meal at the Bohemian Grove encampment.
favoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: Bohemian Club, Recreation, Gender roles
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movies
eye 25,343
favorite 35
comment 5
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Weirton Steel Company
movies
eye 24,564
favorite 48
comment 4
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 24,233
favorite 21
comment 2
Amateur pictures, including aerials and color shot from ground level, of the San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 22,777
favorite 33
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Unknown
movies
eye 20,444
favorite 23
comment 5
Century of Progress exhibition; New York City scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: Chicago, 1933-34, New York City
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movies
eye 19,515
favorite 43
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 18,940
favorite 56
comment 8
Kodachrome home movie of a 1950s family's trailer travels to key U.S. tourist destinations.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Travelogues
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movies
eye 18,812
favorite 50
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Weirton Steel Company
movies
eye 18,434
favorite 24
comment 3
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Weirton Steel Company
movies
eye 17,028
favorite 36
comment 2
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 16,820
favorite 15
comment 5
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 16,060
favorite 39
comment 6
New Orleans festivities as they looked just before World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
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movies
eye 15,819
favorite 14
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 15,612
favorite 78
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 14,972
favorite 15
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 14,783
favorite 37
comment 5
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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by Unknown
movies
eye 14,139
favorite 18
comment 2
Riotous celebrations in San Francisco and Redwood City, California as soldiers, sailors and civilians celebrate the end of World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Celebrations, Riots
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movies
eye 13,487
favorite 46
comment 2
Kodachrome home movies from San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-40); views along the coast and highways of California and Oregon.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, California: Scenics, Oregon: Scenics
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movies
eye 13,332
favorite 18
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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movies
eye 12,979
favorite 30
comment 5
0629 PA8770 [Parade in New York] 16 Koda orig pix
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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movies
eye 12,693
favorite 26
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome. (0664_HM_Medicus_collection_New_York_Worlds_Fair_1939-40_Reel_2_21_00_35_00)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Unknown
movies
eye 12,580
favorite 22
comment 5
Pre-World War II San Francisco scenics.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 12,249
favorite 22
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 11,952
favorite 24
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 11,437
favorite 29
comment 2
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 11,406
favorite 6
comment 8
0697 PA8660 Amateur Film: Navy Initiation at Sea
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 11,037
favorite 21
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 10,931
favorite 44
comment 4
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 10,923
favorite 26
comment 8
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. From towards the end of 0692_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_1_12_01_09_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 10,644
favorite 9
comment 3
Excellent amateur footage of Niagara Falls and scenes in Austin, Texas, including the Texas State Capitol building.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Niagara Falls (Canada-U.S.), Water, Austin, Texas
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movies
eye 10,612
favorite 7
comment 1
Home movies documenting a visit to San Francisco and Florida, and perhaps other areas, in the late 1940s-early 1950s.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco, Florida, travel and tourism, home movies
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movies
eye 10,498
favorite 19
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome. (found on 0164_HM_Medicus_collection_New_York_Worlds_Fair_1939-40_Reel_2_04_00_47_00)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
movies
eye 10,109
favorite 30
comment 4
Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park and Golden Gate International Exposition.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs, San Francisco Bay Area
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by Unknown
movies
eye 10,013
favorite 13
comment 4
Life in the San Francisco Bay Area just after World War II: families stand on the Golden Gate Bridge and watch troops returning on naval vessels; a man spraypaints a car; the China Clippers and other aircraft fly around the Bay; a baby girl plays with blocks; a family picnics.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Motion pictures: Amateur, San Francisco Bay Area
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movies
eye 9,990
favorite 18
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 9,536
favorite 31
comment 3
Evocative silent Kodachrome compendium of San Francisco scenes just before the U.S. entered World War II, concentrating on aerials, Chinatown, Market Street, and transportation scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Unknown
movies
eye 9,420
favorite 21
comment 2
Home movie showing travels to key U.S. tourist destinations, mostly by air.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Aviation: Commercial
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movies
eye 8,599
favorite 13
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 8,589
favorite 11
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 8,570
favorite 21
comment 3
Scenes shot at the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 8,439
favorite 8
comment 1
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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movies
eye 7,809
favorite 6
comment 2
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger, South Dakota, Flood, Mountains
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movies
eye 7,754
favorite 16
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 7,633
favorite 18
comment 5
Home movie shot at the Jerome (Arkansas) Relocation Center, ca. June 1944. Jerome was the last concentration camp for Japanese Americans to open and the first to close; upon its closing, detainees were transported to nearby Rohwer and camps in other states. This Kodachrome film was shot by an unknown cameraperson and found on eBay. Includes shots of camp civilian and military staff, camp buildings, Japanese Americans incarcerated in the camp, a high-school graduation, young people reading the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Japanese Americans, concentration camps, incarceration, racism, Asian Americans, Arkansas, World...
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movies
eye 7,415
favorite 29
comment 2
To come.
favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 7,341
favorite 20
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 7,176
favorite 33
comment 3
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies, African American
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movies
eye 7,119
favorite 4
comment 4
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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movies
eye 7,066
favorite 15
comment 4
Home movies shot at Monnier School, Detroit, Michigan, approximately 1947. Sequences include scenes in and around the school and parking lot, art classes, students (including several pairs of twins) in class, teachers in parking lot, teacher slipping as he descends steps and retracing his movements a second time for the camera, and a field trip via bus to the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: home movies, Detroit, children, schools, teachers, field trips, Diego Rivera, Detroit Institute of...
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 7,046
favorite 13
comment 4
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 7,035
favorite 7
comment 3
To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Levy Family
movies
eye 6,506
favorite 13
comment 3
Bethlehem in 1933.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Middle East
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by Unknown
movies
eye 6,450
favorite 10
comment 1
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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movies
eye 6,203
favorite 7
comment 2
Kodachrome footage of the San Francisco World's Fair, held on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 6,066
favorite 2
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies, St. Paul, Minnesota, Winter Carnival, 1950s
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movies
eye 5,984
favorite 10
comment 3
Scenes shot at the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Unknown
movies
eye 5,963
favorite 7
comment 0
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 5,826
favorite 12
comment 2
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. This is from the beginning of 0693_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_3_10_00_53_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 5,764
favorite 10
comment 4
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. This is from 0693_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_3_10_00_53_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 5,594
favorite 4
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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by Spielvogel (Bert)
movies
eye 5,513
favorite 15
comment 1
Nighttime action at an outdoor rodeo, shot on a cross-country road trip.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, U.S.: West, Rural America